Depression is a risk factor for suboptimal adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy.

@article{Starace2002DepressionIA,
  title={Depression is a risk factor for suboptimal adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy.},
  author={F. Starace and Adriana Ammassari and Maria Paola Trotta and Rita Murri and Patrizio De Longis and Crescenzo Maria Izzo and Alfredo Scalzini and Antonella d'Arminio Monforte and Albert W. Wu and Andrea Antinori},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2002},
  volume={31 Suppl 3},
  pages={S136-9}
}
Affective disorders have been reported as the most common mental health problem in persons with HIV infection. Depression has a significant impact on the quality of life of persons living with HIV and AIDS and is associated with HIV disease progression and mortality, even after controlling for sociodemographic and clinical characteristics and substance abuse. Depression has been also reported as one of the main causes of poor adherence with antiretroviral regimens. However, no published… CONTINUE READING
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